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Federal (USV)

Private

Leonard Cressey

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer living in Boston, he mustered as Private, Company H, 20th Massachusetts Infantry on 13 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action just over a month later on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.1

Birth

c. 1844

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 559  [AotW citation 20691]